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Military looks to place quick forces after Libya Libya last September kept U.S. armed forces from responding in time to save four Americans.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that they moved...
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Air Force: No significant changes near F-22 bases

...Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia said in a statement to The Associated Press.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the restrictions Tuesday as the Air Force attempts to figure out what's causing pilots in the world's most...
Senators: Hagel would face tough confirmation

...he's going to get many Republican votes," Graham said.Hagel, 66, is considered the leading candidate to replace Leon Panetta at the Pentagon, although a number of GOP senators have expressed reservations about a nomination. Their concerns...
US general sought larger US force in Afghanistan

...Afghanistan after combat troops leave by Dec. 31, 2014. At a NATO meeting in Brussels, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta acknowledged the range being considered, but noted that no final decision has been made.Panetta said that most allied...
Alaska editorial: Law of the Sea- US should approve treaty

...of the American West and Alaska have we had such an opportunity to expand U.S. sovereignty," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a recent speech to the Atlantic Council of the United States.The expansion is crucial for Alaska because of...
Syria's Aleppo running low on food amid siege

...under international law," Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said in Cairo.U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Washington is "not contemplating any unilateral steps" in Syria. There are fears that military intervention...
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NATO order changes way it will fight Afghan war

...since the beginning of the year, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta argued that the attacks do not mean the Taliban are getting stronger. "I think what it indicates is that they are...
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Satellite imagery shows NKorea missile activity

...more pressure on the close allies as the North seeks recognition as a nuclear power.Last month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said North Korea continues to prepare for such tests, and the North, angered by Washington's recent agreement to...
In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...public its recommendations to Obama about the size or timing of next year's drawdown. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said recently that NATO and the Afghan government intend to begin the final phase of transition by the mid to latter...
Taliban attack trends: Never mind

...that the Afghans could take on more of the fighting burden.Last Tuesday, on his final day as defense secretary, Leon Panetta indicated that he was disappointed in the mix-up. The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was leaving it to ISAF to explain...


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